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Foley High School senior Terran Bursch says many qualities contribute to being a good big brother. Being of direct blood relation is not one of those requirements. Bursch recently received the …

Since his first job as a 17-year-old bagger at Coborn’s in Big Lake, Ryan Fradella spent nearly his entire career mastering various roles at numerous locations with the company. About a …

Community Stars

DeMars graduates with elementary education degree WINONA — Elizabeth DeMars , of Foley, graduated cum laude from Winona State University following the fall 2023 semester. DeMars received a …

In 1991, Aaron Cross had ambitious aspirations of earning a spot on the U.S. Olympic cycling team before graduating from Technical High School in St. Cloud. Only 15 years old at the time, Cross …

Crime & Public Safety

FOLEY — A Foley man was arrested Jan. 6 after an alleged assault in St. George Township. Luke Jared Sweeney, 37, of Foley, has been charged with felony second-degree assault and two counts …

Benton County residents will pay more for conditional use permits, fingerprints collected by the sheriff’s office and electronic data supplied by the attorney’s office. Those fee …

Nominations are now being accepted for the Foley Area Chamber of Commerce 2024 Citizen of the Year Award. Chamber members and the general public are invited to nominate Foley residents and …

Benton County’s emergency management function is getting a new organizational chart placement. Kristen Tschida, emergency management director, will now report to the county board instead …

There is a new law in effect in Minnesota for those with employees and it took effect Jan. 1. Employees who work at least 80 hours per year need to be provided with paid time off to take care of …

Minnesota is among the top states in the nation for hemp growth, and experts in the field believe that the economic opportunities for the plant are set to take off. During the Minnesota Organic …

Fourteen-year Foley School Board member Becky Howard accepted the role of board chair for the 2024 calendar year during a Jan. 8 operational meeting in the Foley Intermediate School Media Center in …

A 67-year-old Foley man died Jan. 5 in a single-vehicle highway rollover crash west of Milaca, the Mille Lacs County Sheriff’s Office reported. Sheriff Kyle Burton said the crash was …

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